The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 18 governorship election in Kaduna State, Isah Ashiru, has claimed that the state governor’s seat is vacant.
Ashiru made the assertion on Friday during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
On Thursday, the Kaduna State governorship election petitions tribunal dismissed Ashiru’s petition against Governor Uba Sani, saying it lacked merit and declared the election inconclusive by ordering fresh elections in seven wards of four local government areas in the state.
However, the judgment has generated controversies, with Sani and Ashiru saying the judgment was in their favour, respectively.
Ashiru explained, when asked who is the governor of Kaduna according to his interpretation, “For me, that seat is vacant, taking into consideration that the court has directed for the withdrawal of the Certificate of Return INEC issued to the governor.”
He assured that he would appeal the case to make sure that the mandate of the people is returned, saying they are law-abiding and will continue to be patient to make sure they pursue the return of his mandate to its logical conclusion.
He stated that if they are able to get their seat at the Appeal Court, it’s left for the other side to approach the Supreme Court or not.